Valentine’s Day Craft: Heart-shaped Animals
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Last month while babysitting, the girls wanted to make heart-shaped animals (the boys were too busy pretending to be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). They made many different designs because they loved it so much! Here are the ones we made that day:
Both girls (ages 4 & 9) made the most adorable Valentine’s penguin drawings. As you may already know, my son is obsessed with penguins so we have quite a few stuffed animals. My daughter decided (all by herself!) to make a couple of them that wear hats – too cute! The 9-year old loved the hat idea and added one to her drawing as well.
The oval penguin idea is based off one we saw over on Crafty Morning who also has tons of other heart animal crafts.
This momma couldn’t resist joining in with the girls and made heart-shaped love bugs. (Psst…check out the ladybug card my daughter made in a shapes class. The wings spread open to reveal the message!)
The girls and I traced small hearts and somewhat bigger hearts, then cut them all out. We used these to layout our designs and once happy, glued them in place and colored them.
Little Sister made a dog with spots and the 2 hearts on the left form a heart-shaped butterfly on it’s side. She flipped one of the wings around, but that’s okay. The butterfly bodies are made with pom poms.
Since we had stencils out for the hearts, she grabbed her princess ones and drew Snow White, Aurora, and Cinderella.
The girl I babysit made a Panda from hearts and pom poms, an elephant, and a caterpillar.
She also made this Valentine’s bear card for her mom. She drew her bear and used red construction paper for the heart and inside the ears. It turned out so cute! It’s supposed to say ‘I love you bear-y much!’ (she wrote berry by accident).
For more inspiration, you might enjoy this top 10 list of even more animals or these snail, ladybug, and butterfly cards!